Jul 20th 2010 4:20AM I'm the opposite. I thoroughly enjoyed the film in the theater, but I felt it was long winded and overbearing. To quote James Rolfe of Cinemassacre: "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Live free or die hard. Live for something or die for nothing. Live this, die that. Enough already!"
But, having seen the movie way too many times on Blu-Ray, It's became my all time favorite, literally. Every time I watch it I'm amazed at how the pacing works, how the character's interact, how the editing makes you feel brooding in some cases and on the edge of your seat in others. But ultimately, it was re-watching Batman Begins that made realize how amazing The Dark Knight is.
The scene in the Dark Knight where the Joker's truck pulls besides the SWAT truck, and the Joker proceeds to fire several guns at the truck. A long, drawn out shot. In BB every action shot is quick cut and hard to really discern what's going on. TDK holds it's cameras steady for long enough to take in the minor details. It's that focus that amazes me. It doesn't assume you have the attention span of an infant.
To each their own, to each their own.
Jul 19th 2010 12:43AM Did a WoW.com writer really "First" a topic?
Jul 18th 2010 2:03AM Sequel to an already established series, guaranteed to draw in crowds, and designed from the ground up to tug at the heart strings...
Original story by this decade's greatest film maker, with a complex plot that requires not just watching the movie but also looking into your own insight, and designed from the ground up to be a mind blower.
This is a big kid's movie, go back to the playground.
Jul 11th 2010 11:00PM "but they are just mindless mobs"
...and joining the Alliance changes this how?
Jul 9th 2010 4:18PM Nolan could make a film about looking for your car keys and it would be cinematic gold.
Jul 8th 2010 9:40PM Not having the kiss in "From Here to Eternity" is a shame.
A shame, a shame, a shame.
Jul 8th 2010 9:12PM Doug's right. Don't throw the sexism card just because you like the series and it won't be there.
Bringing sexism and racism into an argument where it's not needed just makes you look ignorant.
Jul 8th 2010 9:11PM They can have their own damned convention.
Jul 8th 2010 8:48PM "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"